Who is Harriet? She is Harriet Cooper, Harry to her friends and family, 10 years old and about to experience a great boost in her life. A strong character who is feisty, motivated, sympathetic to the needs of others and open to change, she is also artistic, and easily distracted. As with everyone, she has dull moments in her life with which she gets frustrated. Along with her good friend Will and others, she engages in life with an adventurous spirit.
Why Harriet Cooper? It is the combination of the name of our Honda Civic, Harriet, along with the name of the street in which we live.Many of the characters are styled on real people, such as her personal bullies, as are some of the events.
Harriet encounters an old lady in the local library, who happens to be her great-great-grandmother, a fact unknown to Harriet until the end. They form a bond and Harry emerges with a strong passion to help others, and with ideas for her future. A local 10 year old said that she loved the draft I gave her to read, hopefully many others will too.